I’ve been mountain biking since I was in High School. I used it as a way to get in shape for each soccer season during the summer. Over the past 6 years or so, I’ve gotten more an more into it. Typically, I ride with a group of friends, but sometimes go out on my own. Favorite trails are Pisgah in Northborough, MA, Rayburn in Milbury, MA and “Vietnam” in Milford, MA.
Right now, my bike is a ’01 Specialized Stumpjumper FSRxc Comp.
It’s taken quite a beating over the years, but it keeps on going. I’ve had to replace the original front shock with a Fox Fork Talas, which is much better than what it came with. I’ve also put on Avid Disc brakes that replaced the original Avid V-Brake system the bike came with.